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#WHATIWORE // COACHELLA 2017

 

I came… I saw… I wore clothes… I conquered. Coachella is a whirlwind of activities and emotions, but 2017 was another successful experience! It was so much fun planning each outfit everyday (minus spending all the $$$$),  but it was exciting finding ways to feel “festival inspired” while still feeling like I was dressing in my usual personal style. If you were curious about any outfit I posted about on Instagram, here’s where you can find all of the deets!

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FESTIVAL FASHION // COACHELLA 2017

 

It’s officially that time of year again, COACHELLA IS UPON US whether we like it or not! It feels like just yesterday I was right back here in Indio worrying about what to wear, fighting the elements, eating Spicy Pie for every meal, but having the time of my life. Coachella is one of my FAVORITE excuses to go shopping and pull outfits together, and this year has been no exception.

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POPPY FIELD OF DREAMS

 

If you’re up on the ol’ Instagrams… you may have seen that I paid a little visit to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve yesterday! You may also already have been aware that Southern California has found itself in the midst of a “Super Bloom”, and it really is absolutely incredible. I won’t go too much into detail YET, we’ll save the full rundown in a dedicated post next week, but let’s be honest I absolutely could not wait to share at least some of the photos.

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HOW TO WEAR A “CANADIAN TUXEDO”

 

I don’t know about you, but I ain’t scared of a little denim on denim, as a matter a fact I’m all about it?! I have been having way too much fun lately pairing denim pants with denim shirts or jackets. There’s something slightly “jailbird” about the whole look but I’m taking the stance that it’s the cool thing to do right now, not the silly dorky thing.

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING

 

“I LOVE LA IN THE SPRINGTIIIIME”, sing it with me now! Totally not how the song goes but still totally works. I swear though, at the first signs of Spring something comes over me and I have this urge to put all the colors on, all at once. It doesn’t last forever, but it happens nonetheless – clearly. This season though I am really into yellow/marigold/gold tones; to me it just screams “sunshine” and it has been a color I’ve been really drawn to lately. Whether that be bathing suits, tops, or in this case dresses, I’m loving me some mellow yellow.

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OVERSIZED DENIM + PLATFORM SNEAKERS

Love and Loathing LA Oversized Denim

Love and Loathing LA Oversized Denim

 

I am feeling very proud of what I’m about to tell you… I officially found my first article of vintage denim at the Rose Bowl Flea a few weeks ago!! You’re like “congratufu*kinlations”, but here’s the deal… 1. I don’t shop for vintage well 2. there’s something slightly gross to me about it still. I KNOW. I know. I’m starting to get over it, but you see now why this purchase was so exciting?! There really is something super thrilling about finding the perfect piece at the perfect price. And this denim jacket was just that – it was just someone else’s for a long time prior. (ew. no. not ew.) So as mentioned, I actually went to the Rose Bowl flea specifically to look for denim, and surprisingly after trying on about 100 different mens Levi’s jackets I found this basic little blue gem. Oversized jackets are so in right now and I was feeling bit left behind in the denim department, I also decided it was probably a good idea to get a head start on Coachella clothes too…sooo… (Yup we’re going there. I promise we won’t talk about it much, but I AM going again this year and will definitely be doing a lot of shopping in preparation! Naturally!) (more…)

THE SEASON OF STRIPED DRESSES

Love and Loathing LA Striped Dresses

Love and Loathing LA Stripes Dresses

 

As you may know, last weekend I traveled to Phoenix/Scottsdale to catch the McDowell Mountain Music Festival as well as spend some time exploring Scottsdale. M3F (short for McDowell Mountain Music Festival) was the FIRST official festival to kick off what I call “festival season”. Before you know it Coachella will be here, and Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, etc. etc. I appreciate the “idea” of festival wear, like they’re clothes you reserve JUST for going to this event, but if I’m being honest with myself that really isn’t how I roll nor will it likely ever be.

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COLOR BLOCKING + CULOTTES

Love and Loathing LA Colorblocking Culottes

Love and Loathing LA Colorblocking Culottes

 

LA is beginning to look a lot like it’s old self lately! The sun has decided to bestow it’s grace upon us, therefore I am busting out every color in my closest and mashing it all together. As one does from time to time.

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MY FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR ALL BLACK THIS WINTER

Love and Loathing LA Winter Black

Love and Loathing LA Winter Black

 

Holy. Guacamole. Outside of your regularly scheduled Insta-programming… I am so sorry I had to let the blog hit the back burner this week! Terrible! Rude! Unacceptable-ish! I have been in Vegas since Monday attending and *SPEAKING* at this season’s WWDMagic show at the LV Convention Center!!! I knew it’d be time consuming and a bit stressful, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much it would actually take out of me – in the best way possible of course. Going to a convention/tradeshow in Vegas is like entering a time-warp. You never know what time it is… what day it is… what your name is… and it kinda messes with your body clock. That being said though, I still had the time of my life and can’t wait to share more from the trip – especially some of my on-film panel discussions with WWD.

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RED VELVET TROUSERS + A VINTAGE TEE

Love and Loathing LA Red Velvet

Love and Loathing LA Red Velvet

 

Well, guess what I’m NOT wearing today? In case you haven’t looked outside yet (or you don’t actually live in Southern California), we are in the midst of a storm. Like a real, big, scary storm – this may be just another walk in the park for other states and cities but for LA… this is bad. But you know it’s really bad when your mom calls you in the middle of the day JUST to warn you that you’re about to experience the worst storm LA has seen in 7 years.

Yaaayyy… can’t wait…

So for nostalgia sake, lets talk about warmer days shall we? Let’s talk about all the things we WILL wear once the rain dissipates – like these amazing red velvet trousers for example.

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